The * operator multiplies the numeric value on the left by the numeric value on the right.


This operator has two parameters:

value1 – The first numeric value.

value2 – The second numeric value.


This operator performs multiplication just like you learned in grade school. You can multiply integers:

5*3 ☞ 15

Or you can multiply floating point values:

5.75*2.5 ☞ 14.375

You can use the multiplication symbol (×) instead of an asterisk:

6.3 × 10 ☞ 63.0000

Error Messages

Cannot multiply a number by text (or text by a number) – Both operands must be numbers. If either or both operands are text values you must use the val( function to convert the value to a number before multiplying.

See Also


10.0No ChangeCarried over from Panorama 6.0